People of Color Genealogy Research, can it be done at the DAR Library?

It was time to think about going to the DAR Library and seeing what I can find. The options are endless.

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Who is DAR? It is the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, known as DAR. It is a lineage society and membership is open to any female 18 years and older regardless of race, religion or ethic background. Women wanted to be included in expressing their patriotic feelings, since they were not allowed to join any men’s group. Four ladies established DAR 11 October 1890. They raised $50k to purchased a piece of basically swamp land to build a fabulous building which is now known as DAR headquarters and Constitution Hall, etc., totaling one square block in Washington, DC.

Corner stone DAR

DAR still has the same objectives: Historical-to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational– to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, to promote, as an object of primary import…

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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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